In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin has welcomed Mark Hirst as Business Development Manager in its professional security division. Mark will be responsible for developing relationships with key market influencers, in order to identify new sales opportunities for Samsung Techwin’s comprehensive range of IP network based video surveillance solutions. In events news, Suprema’s access control and visitor management system has won the “Best Innovative Product” Award at MIPS 2013. The contest winner’s equipment is listed in the governmental list of recommended products, meaning the winning companies have the right to sell direct to equipment installers and end-users without going through lengthy certification procedures.

In other events news, IP UserGroup Latin America will host the next security technology event IP-in-Action LIVE, which will take place in Mexico in September 2013. The event will feature educational presentations and the latest IP security products. In application news, Cassidian’s radio communication technology was used to secure Stockholm during the recent royal wedding. Using the Swedish nationwide Rakel TETRA radio communication system provided by Cassidian and operated by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Stockholm Police together with the Swedish Security Service were responsible for the safety of some 470 high-ranking guests. Finally, AG Neovo has been chosen by Taipei Metro to provide the CCTV displays it needs for a new route, the Xinyi Line. Twenty five units of AG Neovo’s SX-19P have been installed at information desks across seven stations. In addition, the RX-W32 has been deployed at train platforms to monitor the safety of passengers. Read more security news…